Arcade Block Subscription Box Review – August 2015
Arcade Block is a subscription box from Nerd Block. It’s all gamer themed items, plus a shirt.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Arcade Block
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping ($9.50 shipping to the US)
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off the first month of any Nerd Block subscription
The Products: Gamer gear, collectibles, etc, plus a new t-shirt each month.
Ships to: Worldwide!
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Counter Strike Shirt – Value $10?
All Nerd Block shirts are exclusive and this is no different. In high school I a friend that lived and died by Counter Strike. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the game, this did bring back some memories.
Mortal Kombat X 8 Inch Plush – Value $24.99
I got the Scorpion Mortal Kombat X plush! While I like Sub Zero, I pretty much always choose Scorpion over him – so this is perfect for me. There are some nice details in the mask and wardrobe – this is a really nice plush. Anyone get Sub Zero?
Boston Vault Dweller Pennant – Value $5?
This is an exclusive Fallout 4 item! I thought this was a cool and unique way to get everyone ready for Fallout 4!
Scott Pilgrim vs The World Video Game Soundtrack – Value $10?
Next we get the soundtrack to one of the my favorite indie games in the past five years – Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I remember the music in the video game – so this should be cool.
Terry Cloth Wristband – Value $5?
Here’s another Scott Pilgrim exclusive. I don’t have much use for wristbands, but I do love this movie/comic/game and it’s making me want to watch it again!
RETRO Magazine – Value $6.99
Yay! I’m so excited to see this in the box. I was worried that they were only going to included this once, but last month I saw in the comments that it’s a bi-monthly magazine – so I was hoping for it this month. The timing couldn’t be better with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain being released yesterday! Is anyone already enjoy the latest installment?
Verdict: While this month wasn’t my favorite box, there were some definite hits for me and the value is great as usual. I like the Scorpion plush much more than I thought I would, so that’s a plus – and I’ve already started browsing the magazine. This is the second month with a CD in the box, and honestly, I’m not a fan of the CDs in these boxes so I hope it’s not an ongoing thing – my computer doesn’t even have a CD drive anymore!
What did you think of August’s Arcade Block? It’s getting into holiday/awesome video game season – what game are you most excited about!?